4Jan

Enjoy Better Indoor Air Quality with AirRenew Drywall Panels




When you have concerns about indoor air quality, there are any number of steps you can take to remedy the situation. But what if you could improve the air quality simply by choosing a different type of drywall panel? The researchers at CertainTeed have developed AirRenew drywall, which actively removes formaldehyde from the air and converts it into a safe, inert compound. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary new drywall product.

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8Mar

Generic Types of Gypsum Wallboard

When we started our business, we dealt with one thing - wallboard. Though many years have passed since that humble beginning, there's one thing we still know better than any other, and that's gypsum wallboard. But when you're in one of our stores, there are a lot of options available. Made by compressing gypsum between two paper sheets, gypsum wallboard is probably the most commonly-used interior wall facing used today. In this piece, we'll help you sort through the differences and why they're important so that you can pick the perfect drywall panel options for your project.

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15Feb

What Type of Joint Compound is Right for My Project?

When you're working on a project, it's easy to get into the rut of using a single joint compound for everything you do. But depending on the exact situation of your project, your go-to compound may not be the right one for the job. If you're dealing with a project that requires slow precision, a slow-setting compound may be a good bed. Do you need to get a job done quickly? A quick-set option is a good one to keep in mind. Have a fast patch job to complete? Pre-mixed mud makes it go faster. Here are some common types of joint compound and the situations in which they work best:

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3Dec

Stop The Build-Up Of Moisture with Mold Resistant Drywall

If you've every worked a disaster recovery, whether it's a hurricane, bad snow storm or flooding, you're probably already familiar with how badly standard drywall can take on moisture and create serious mold problems. Following the Joplin, Missouri EF-5 mile-wide tornado that wiped out the center of this small Midwestern city, doctors began to notice numerous complaints where wounds suffered from the debris in the tornado actually began growing mold, eventually leading to the death of five additional victims. Though most molds and mildews found on a daily basis aren't quite this serious, they can still cause significant health problems if left unchecked. The best way to keep these problematic fungi from taking over your home and making you sick? Mold-resistant drywall. Here are more details on how this specialty drywall can help keep your home in good order.

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9Nov

Fire Ratings for Different Drywall Types

With winter nipping at our heels, the rate of house fires will soon be on the rise as people try to stay warm during the cold depths of winter. With most American homes using drywall for their interior wall finish, what happens to drywall in a house fire and what's the difference between the different types? In this post, we'll talk about the differences in fire ratings for different drywall types as well as what other areas should be addressed so the fire resistance actually lasts that long.

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18Sep

The Building Envelope: Energy-Saving Components

As building science improves, the attention paid to the building envelope, the parts of the structure that separates the outside from the inside, is becoming more and more detailed. But what parts make up the building envelope, and what functions do they serve in that capacity? In this post, we'll take a solid look at what a solid building envelope entails.

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30Jul

Beyond the Basics: Decorative Plaster Finishes

In a world of subdivisions and cookie-cutter manufactured homes, sometimes you want something unique to mark your home as your own original dwelling. But short of driving the homeowner's association crazy, how can you get beyond plain, painted walls and boring ceilings? By adding texture to your home with decorative plaster finishes. Let's take a look at some simple fixes that will help you make your home a little more you.

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15Jul

Using Online Galleries to Take Your Drywall from Ordinary to Extraordinary

When you're planning a special project, you can take the ordinary route with your drywall or you can create something truly unique and original that your client or family will love. But where do you get ideas and fuel your creativity to go above and beyond on a project? Many contractors and interior designers use online galleries to gather ideas for their project. Let's take a look at some great galleries, how to collect and organize your ideas and how to translate those ideas into real-world results.

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14Jul

Must-Have Drywall Tools

Whether you're hanging drywall for a high-rise or finishing new sheetrock up in the guest closet, there's no doubt that having the right tools helps you get the job done. From additions to the basic kit through professional grade tools contractors can't live without to awesome apps for everyone, these tools will help you get the job done right, in less time and with fewer frustrations.

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12Nov

Drywall Finishing Tips

While hanging the drywall at your project site will require strength, readying it for finishing requires a well-developed skill. Here, we will delve into a few tips used by experienced professionals to achieve a smooth, professional drywall finish every time.

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